Women's stories, women's lives


To celebrate International Women's Day, we've brought together some of the stories of the lives of women associated with our houses, our exhibitions and our collections.

From Irish orphans to the five generations of Meroogal women, from the women on the Home Front during WW1 to the flappers of the Roaring Twenties, from femme fatales to musical stars and mid-twentieth century style icon Marion Hall Best, our stories of women cover many years, ages and social classes, with photographs, letters, and other mementos left behind to illustrate them.